Vensan Cabardo

Vensan Creencia Cabardo

State/Country:  New Mexico
Hometown:  Las Cruces
High School:  Centennial High School
College Plans:  New Mexico State University
Major:  Computer Science and Mathematics
Professional Plans:  Software Developer
Interests:  Photography, Reading, Movies, Music
Activities: Science Olympiad , Computer Science, Community Service Club
Honors:  AP Scholar, National Honor Society, Graduating with honors, Salutatorian Aspirations Award in Computing and Technology, Academic Ambassador for Centennial High School

Press Release

Cabardo Attends Prestigious National STEM Program – National Youth Science Camp

CHARLESTON, WV – August 2017 – Vensan Cabardo, a graduate of Centennial High School represented New Mexico at the National Youth Science Camp. Cabardo joined 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual STEM program.  The National Youth Science Camp, located in the Monongahela National Forest near Green Bank, West Virginia, integrates engaging and thought provoking STEM presentations and hands-on activities with adventurous outdoor experiences and performing and applied arts.

Each year, graduating high school seniors with high achievements in STEM fields are selected from the 50 states, Washington, D.C. and eight countries, to attend the National Youth Science Camp.  For almost a month, delegates attend lectures by science industry leaders, engineers, and researchers, but also experience the beauty of the West Virginia outdoors through backpacking, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.

These future STEM leaders are selected on merit, based on their achievements, with the program provided to them at no cost, including travel, removing any financial barriers for attendance. Delegates also have the opportunity to gain individual hands on experience in STEM fields. The impact is profound and lifelong, according to Science Camp alumni, staff and presenters.

Cabardo shared, “I think that the most important thing that science camp has taught me is to see uncertainty as an opportunity rather than something to be afraid of. We are purposely not told what we are doing until the day of, and this has taught me a lot about living in the moment.”

The National Youth Science Camp is operated by the National Youth Science Foundation. To apply for the National Youth Science Camp, go to To learn more about the programs and work of the National Youth Science Foundation, please visit

Cabardo plans to attend New Mexico State Univesity in the fall, to study Computer Science and Mathematics.


Contact Information:

John P. Giroir, Director, National Youth Science Camp – 304-205-9724 x1

National Youth Science Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3387
Charleston, WV 25333-3387